Capital Pride has established a pilot project to enhance community events and programming during the 2018 Festival. Following feedback from community groups, the Community Project Fund will provide groups with funding to support an event or programming that takes place during the Festival. Events and programming should further one (or more) of Ottawa Capital Pride’s objectives: education, advocacy, connection or celebration.

This is a pilot project and it is anticipated that successful groups will receive up to $1,000 to support an event or project.


The Capital Pride Festival takes place August 20 – August 26, 2018 as a result groups are asked to submit applications by Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria:

All applications must fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to pursue the Community Project Fund. The criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a nonprofit organization or a community group;
  • The group or organization must operate in the National Capital Region, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation or Pikwakanagan First Nation;
  • The organization must serve the LGBTQ2+ community as a central mission, or have a significant program which serves the LGBTQ2+ community, or the group must have a central focus on the LGBTQ2+ community, or have a significant interest in elevating and supporting the LGBTQ2+ community;
  • The event must take place during the 2018 Festival, August 20 – August 26, 2018.

Collaborative projects across different organizations or groups are welcome and encouraged, but to apply one organization must be identified as the lead applicant on behalf of the partners.

Applicants organizing events or programming that serves marginalized and/or traditionally underrepresented communities within the LGBTQ2+ community will be prioritized and include events or programming for trans people, non-binary people, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, migrants, and people from other marginalized communities.

Decision Making:

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of volunteers. Decisions of the panel will be final. Applicants that are not successful through this process are encouraged to apply for the 2019 festival.

Applications closed Sunday, July 15, 2018.